Fronteras Desk News

U.S. Trade Rep Again Raises Concerns About Mexican Labor Rights
For the second time in a month, the U.S. Trade Representative is raising concerns about union rights in Mexico. Specifically, the U.S. is asking Mexico to review whether the rights of Mexican workers to free association and collective bargaining are being infringed at the Tridonex auto parts factory in the Tamaulipas border city of Matamoros.
Jun. 11, 2021
Native American Artist Recasts Hollywood Sign As Indian Land
Each spring, the desert outside of Palm Springs, California, is activated with massive, experimental, international contemporary art installations. It’s called Desert X. And this year, one exhibition caught headlines around the globe.
Jun. 11, 2021
Border Officials Warn Of Heat Dangers In South Arizona
The U.S. Border Patrol in southern Arizona is warning of the dangers that border crossers face as summer temperatures soar into triple digits. The Border Patrol's Tucson Sector said Thursday that migrants are putting their lives at risk when they cross the Sonoran Desert.
Jun. 11, 2021
El Chapo’s Wife Pleads Guilty To U.S. Drug Charges
The wife of Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán, pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court Thursday to helping him run the Sinaloa cartel.
Jun. 10, 2021
In Hermosillo, Incumbent Mayor Refuses To Concede Loss
It’s been days since preliminary results showed that the mayor in the Sonora capital Hermosillo had likely lost her bid for re-election. But she is refusing to accept those results until a full recount is complete.
Jun. 10, 2021
Mexico Says Border Reopening Will Be Gradual
Mexico’s foreign minister announced Wednesday that travel restrictions at the U.S.-Mexico border could begin gradually easing in the coming weeks. The step forward comes after Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Mexico this week.
Jun. 9, 2021
Mexico Travel Advisories Downgraded From Highest Level
The United States has downgraded its travel advisories for Mexico, which rose to the highest level during the pandemic. It’s among dozens of countries that have seen warnings lowered.
Jun. 9, 2021
Groups Call On Biden To Repair Border Wall Damage
Environmental and humanitarian groups are calling on Congress to provide funding in next year’s budget to restore lands along the U.S.-Mexico border and to remove sections of the border wall put in place under former President Donald Trump.
Jun. 9, 2021
Quechan Tribe Tries To Stop Gold Mining Project
A southwestern Arizona tribe is trying to stop another mining project on its land. The Quechan Tribe’s land stretches from around the U.S.-Mexico border, up through Yuma, along the Lower Colorado River Valley and west into California’s Imperial Valley. There’s been gold mining on and off in the area since around the 1820s.
Jun. 9, 2021
Anti-Indigenous Violence Persists In Towns That Border Tribal Lands
In Western lore, the “border town” was a lawless outpost on the fringe of society, serving as the buffer against the unknown — across the border into Mexico. But Melanie Yazzie's work focuses on a different kind of border town.
Jun. 9, 2021
Mexican President’s Morena Party Fares Well In Sonora
Morena, the political party of Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, fared well in Sonora during national elections over the weekend. One possible exception is the mayor's race in Hermosillo, where Morena's incumbent candidate was down more than 6,000 votes but had not conceded.
Jun. 8, 2021
By Wide Margin, Alfonso Durazo Wins Sonoran Governorship
Mexico’s former security secretary has won the governorship in neighboring Sonora. Among the central priorities of his administration will be addressing soaring violence in the state.
Jun. 8, 2021
VP Harris Has Stern Words For Guatemala Ahead Of Mexico Visit
Vice President Kamala Harris met with officials in Mexico and Guatemala to address the continued flow of migrants from these countries who are heading to the U.S. and ending up on our southern border often.
Jun. 8, 2021
Author Details History Of U.S. Immigration Courts In New Book
The four years of the Trump administration were marked by dramatic changes to U.S. immigration policy, including border security and how undocumented immigrants and their families were treated. But one lesser-known shift occurred in immigration courts — which are under the Department of Justice.
Jun. 8, 2021
$100K Raised For Quitobaquito Springs Restoration Project
The National Park Service is getting money from an Ajo community organization for a restoration project at Quitobaquito Springs — the ancient desert water source and Indigenous site along the border at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Jun. 7, 2021
For Ancestral Sonoran Spirit Bacanora, Conservation Is The Future
There is increasing demand in the United States for Mexican agave distillates — or mezcales — like the Sonoran spirit bacanora. But as production increases, so do concerns about the scarcity of agave plants, and what that means for migratory animals that feed on them.
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Jun. 7, 2021
In Mexico, AMLOs Party Gets Significant Hit At Midterm Elections
On Sunday, Mexico held midterm elections, which had the largest in the country’s history. More than half of the electorate cast votes for local and congressional seats. And the results dealt a serious blow to the president's party.
Jun. 7, 2021
VP Harris Visits Mexico Amid Tensions Between Both Nations
Vice President Kamala Harris is traveling to Mexico City after a trip to Guatemala. Her agenda is expected to focus on immigration, but there are many issues at stake between both nations.
Jun. 7, 2021
Biden Administration Ends Migrant Protection Protocols
The Biden administration is officially ending one of the most controversial immigration policies the Trump administration put in place: the Migrant Protection Protocols, MPP.
Jun. 7, 2021
More Than 1,000 Sea Turtles Died In Mexico In 2020
More than a thousand endangered sea turtles died in Mexico last year. Environmental groups say the country isn’t doing enough to protect them from entanglement in fishing gear.
Jun. 4, 2021

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